Guthrie was ultimately hurt by the long ball, as all four runs he allowed came on a pair of two-run homers. He was charged with four runs on six hits and a pair of walks over six innings, and left down 4-2. He struck out four while throwing 64 of 103 pitches for strikes.
The offense rallied to bail Guthrie out this time around, and he remains 2-0 through three starts. He carries a 4.34 ERA into his next start, set for Monday in Cleveland.
Keuchel allowed just two runs in six innings of work for his second quality start in a row, and he left the game holding on to a 4-2 lead. He fell behind early on a second-inning solo home run, but limited the damage to just the two runs on six hits and a walk, while striking out five barters.
Keuchel is just 1-1 despite holding a 3.50 ERA after three starts. He will go for his second win in his next start, set for Monday in Seattle.
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Ramirez was in visible pain after being hit by a pitch on the back of his left hand in Wednesday's game against the Giants. He seems to have escaped major injury, but it's likely he'll undergo further testing Thursday to determine the extent of the injury.
Head training Keith Dugger told MLB.com Chacin pitched better than his numbers might show. He allowed four runs on three hits and a pair of walks in 2 2/3 innings, but the team came away happy with his performance overall.
"His pitch count was up, but a ground ball hit the bag and went over the third baseman's head, scored a run, then there was a base hit, and a guy lost one in the sun," Dugger said, after speaking with Chacin. "He said he couldn't control his sinker. It was moving a lot. But that's a feel pitch. It's also the next level -- a little bit better than going against extended spring guys. It's a very good first outing."
"We've got a third baseman who is day to day with a biceps strain, and if something happens tonight, we might need someone to go over there," Black told MLB.com. "[Alonso] has got good hands and a good arm. We're going to look at it a little."
Alonso has appeared in two games at third place in his major-league career, but played it plenty before he got to college.
Ramirez was in visible pain while being checked out by the trainer, and he was led off the field to likely undergo testing. He was 0 for 2 before exiting Wednesday's game, leaving him with a .281/.379/.509 line in 57 at-bats.
Kershaw is set to throw another bullpen session Thursday as he continues to recover from a strained terses muscle in his upper back. He still has no timetable for a return.
Willis suffered an arm injury in his most recent start with Triple-A Fresno, and it could be the one that ends the career of the 2003 National League Rookie of the Year. He allowed no runs while recording two outs in his two appearances with Fresno.
Walters has appeared in three games as a sub since joining the team, and has two hits in four at-bats, both home runs.
Werth's lone hit in four trips to the plate brought in three runs, as he took Marlins' starter Jose Fernandez deep to right. He has yet to hit a home run against a non-Miami team this season.
The bulk of Werth's production has come against the Marlins this season, with 10 of his 11 RBI and all three of his home runs coming against Miami. He is hitting .308/.410/.538 overall.